Notes on the family of Gordon of Craichlaw, 1920

Scope and Content

William Macmath, The Gordons of Craichlaw.

Typescript genealogical study of the male heirs of the house of Gordon to show that the male line was not extinct, as it had been claimed to be. From the line of William Gordon of Craichlaw, [fl.1530] to Henry Erskine Gordon of Aikenhead [born 1849] with a prefatory note, signed, in the hand of William Macmath, 90 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, 30 June recto Manuscript table of errata.

An engraving of Paul Jones, founder of the American Navy, is loose within the volume.

This is the twelfth of eighteen typescript copies. Four copies were also produced in manuscript.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Gordons of Craichlaw were founded by William Gordon, second son of Sir John Gordon of Lochinvar. In the early 16th century he was given various grants of land by his father, including land in the barony of Craichlaw, in Wigtownshire. The house and estate became known as Craichlaw.


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Acquisition Information

Purchased 4 May 1944

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Binding: red cloth boards with The Gordons of Craichlaw 1920 on spine.Paper: 20x33.9cm

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Keeper of Manuscripts. Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Custodial History

Formerly in the possession of S P Johnston of Edinburgh. Purchased from him by 'R.H.' on 14 September 1932.



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